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Haemoo (DVD) (Special Box Edition) (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version) DVD Region 2

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Haemoo (DVD) (Special Box Edition) (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)
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Produced by Bong Joon Ho, Haemoo (a.k.a. Sea Fog) depicts the harrowing events that unfold in the fog-covered seas for a fishing crew engaged in human smuggling. Award-winning actor Kim Yoon Seok (The Thieves) stars as the struggling captain who turns to human smuggling in order to keep his fishing boat financially afloat. While transporting ethnic Koreans from China across the Yellow Sea, however, things go terribly wrong, and desperation spirals into tragedy and terror.

Based on a 2007 play inspired by true events, the seafaring drama co-stars popular idol and television star Park Yoo Chun in his film debut as the youngest crew member who opposes the captain's increasingly ruthless actions and tries to protect a female stowaway, played by Han Ye Ri (Commitment). The role has won Park Yoo Chun Best New Actor awards from the Blue Dragon and Daejong Film Awards, as well as the Korean Association of Film Critics. Haemoo marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Shim Sung Bo, whose writing credits include Bong Joon Ho's 2003 crime classic Memories of Murder.

This edition includes a 32-page photobook, Park Yoo Chun photo card set, calendar postcard set and mini clear file set.

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Product Title: Haemoo (DVD) (Special Box Edition) (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version) Haemoo (DVD) (Special Box Edition) (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version) Haemoo (DVD) (Special Box Edition) (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version) 海にかかる霧 DVD スペシャルBOX [初回限定生産] 해무
Artist Name(s): Kim Yoon Seok | Park Yoo Chun (JYJ) | Han Ye Ri | Shim Sung Bo 金允錫 | 朴有天 | 金藝里 | Shim Sung Bo 金允锡 | 朴有天 | 金艺里 | Shim Sung Bo キム・ユンソク | パク・ユチョン (ミッキー) | ハン・イェリ | (洋画) | シム・ソンボ | キム・ウテク 김윤석 | 박유천 (JYJ) | 김예리 | 심성보
Release Date: 2015-10-07
Publisher Product Code: 1000579-426
Language: Korean
Subtitles: Japanese
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Other Information: DVD
Shipment Unit: 2 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1044637068

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
キム・ユンソク / パク・ユチョン / ハン・イェリ / シム・ソンボ (監督、脚本) / キム・ウテク (製作総指揮)

本編ディスク+特典ディスク

[特典情報]
初回特典:豪華ブックレット32P、パク・ユチョン生写真風カード10枚セット、ミニクリアファイル2枚組、豪華アウターケース封入/映像特典収録

[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
初回限定生産版/本編111分+特典64分
製作国 : 韓国 (Korea)
公開年 : 2015

[ストーリー]
不況下にあえぐ漁村。今日もチョンジン号は、一発逆転の大漁を夢見て沖に出たが叶わない。追い詰められた船長のチョルジュは、中国からの密航者を乗船させるという闇ルートの仕事を引き受けてしまう。沖合で密航船と合流し、密航者たちをチョンジン号に乗り換えさせて陸へ運ぶ—簡単に見えた計画は、海上警察の捜査や突然の天候悪化に阻まれ、思いもよらぬ事態に陥って行く。海に霧がかかる時、大漁を夢見ていた船員たちの運命の歯車が狂い始める…。

[解説]
『殺人の追憶』のスタッフが仕掛ける、衝撃のサスペンス大作!/パック・ユチョンが韓国主要映画賞の新人賞を総なめにした、ファン必見作!/あの日、海の上で起こったことは、誰にも話してはならない。

[受賞]
青龍映画賞新人男優賞 ()
[受賞]
韓国映画評論家協会賞新人賞 ()
[受賞]
釜山映画評論家協会賞新人賞 ()
[受賞]
大鐘賞映画祭新人男優賞 ()
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Professional Review of "Haemoo (DVD) (Special Box Edition) (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)"

June 1, 2015

This professional review refers to Haemoo (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)
Another of the maritime-themed Korean 2014 releases, Haemoo (a.k.a. Sea Fog) marks the directorial debut of Shim Sung Bo, screenwriter of the acclaimed Memories of Murder, whose director Bong Joon Ho returns the favour by serving here as producer. The film was adapted from a 2007 play which in turn was based on real life events, and is a dark drama revolving around human smuggling on the high seas, headlined by award winning veteran actor Kim Yoon Seok (The Thieves) and popular television star Park Yoo Chun. Chosen as the country's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards and the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, the film also won several plaudits for its acting back at home.

The film takes place in 1998, with Kim Yoon Seok as Kang, captain of the fishing boat Jeonjiho. Having failed to land a decent catch for some time and with the threat of having the boat sold by its owner, Kang agrees to illegally transport a group of ethnic Koreans from China across the Yellow Sea. Promised a cut of the profits, the crew reluctantly agree to go along with the plan, though when the weather turns stormy and the authorities appear things soon get complicated, and it's not long before tragedy strikes. With the ruthless Kang and the other senior members of the crew only looking out for themselves, a young ship hand called Dong Sik (Park Yoo Chun) decides to try and protect a woman called Hong Mae (Han Ye Ri, Commitment), with unpleasant consequences.

Haemoo is very much an exploration of the darker side of human nature, and without wishing to give anything away, Shim Sung Bo quite quickly sets things in motion with a series of shocking plot developments. Dong Sik aside, there's very little in the way of kindness or decency here, Shim showing a cynical, dog eat dog view of the world, with almost all of the crew being motivated by self-interest and the worst of base desires - the grim situation on the boat aside, the film does suggest an unflattering picture of Korean society in general, and there's certainly social criticism to be found here if looked for. The film does have the air of a play in places, though thankfully in a good way, Shim making the most of the claustrophobic setting and mining it for a feeling of being trapped, the characters having no escape from each other or their sins. The tension is successfully notched up throughout, and while the overall atmosphere of doom is unlikely to leave viewers expecting hope or happy endings, there are enough surprises along the way to hold the interest, events spiralling further and further out of control and into chaos and violence.

The film does have its flaws - Shim's approach is more rooted in basic genre film making than Bong Joon Ho and the script is less complex and subtle than Memories of Murder, the characters gradually being reduced to villains and stereotypes as things escalate. This criticism is deflected somewhat by the cast's solid performances, and Kim Yoon Seok is effective in the fairly straightforward role as Kang, Park Yoo Chun impressing as the naive Dong Sik (his work here winning him Best New Actor awards from the Blue Dragon and Daejong Film Awards, plus the Korean Association of Film Critics, marking him as a talent to watch in future). The film does work better as a thriller than anything too deep and meaningful, and Shim does well as a first time helmer, showing a strong visual sense and the ability to generate suspense while keeping things moving at a gripping pace.

Though a bit limited and during its later stages, Shim Sung Bo perhaps finding himself trapped and in search of a resolution along with his characters, Haemoo still stands as a superior and polished offering. Entertaining if depressing, it's a striking debut, and well worth checking out.

by James Mudge - EasternKicks.com

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Customer Review of "Haemoo (DVD) (Special Box Edition) (First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9 out of 10 (2)

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November 12, 2015

This customer review refers to Haemoo (2014) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

the hero never wins Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
This movie is quite gruesome. It's not so much that there is gore, but the actions that are taken. I honestly didn't think this movie would turn out the way it did, but it is damn F'ed up. Just saying messed up doesn't cut it.

Talk about when things go wrong. Things really turn for the worst and worst. I can't translate it properly from cantonese to english, but the phrase would be something like," to die for a woman, to be doomed for a woman" would fit perfectly in this movie.

The things people will do for money, sex, how to get over a incident you witness, self preservation, and protect what they believe in.

This was definitely a good movie. down with the ship captain!!
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March 1, 2015

This customer review refers to Haemoo (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)
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Best New Actor (Haemoo) - Park Yu Chun Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Park Yu Chun 's excellent acting in debut movie 'Haemoo' has won recognitions from Korea film critics, directors and journalists and achieved grand slam for winning Best New Actor :

34th Korea Association of Film Critics Awards (KAFC)
51st Grand Bell Awards
15th Busan Film Critics Awards
4th SACF Beautiful Artists Awards
Star Night Showbiz (Popularity) Awards
35th Blue Dragon Film Awards
6th Korea Film Reporters Association Film Awards (KOFRA)
10th Max Movie Awards (Audience votings)

The award lists to be continued...
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